Progressing Releases Through Their Lifecycles 

Each major aspect of a release, from the Release Train level to the Deployment Task level, has a lifecycle associated with it. The default release process lifecycles in Serena Release Control for Release Train, Application Release, Release Packages, Deployment Tasks, and Deployment Process Templates are based on typical release workflows.

The states in the lifecycle reflect the actions users take in Serena Release Control as they work with release information. The procedures for all possible actions in Serena Release Control are not documented, because it is expected that most organizations will customize the workflows in some way.

The workflow information is reflected in the actions that appear on the user interface. As you use Serena Release Control, the user interface leads you through the workflow, so you always know the state of the release entities and what actions are pending.

To understand the processes underlying Serena Release Control entities, see the following: